11 Apr '12, 7pm

People power: Crowdfunding fires up local solar projects, from @ghanscom

People power: Crowdfunding fires up local solar projects, from @ghanscom

Nikki Henderson, executive director of People's Grocery, with the community solar project that is expected to save her organization more than $30,000 over the 20-year lease. Here’s a not-terribly-novel idea: Get a bunch of people together, pool your money, and invest it in a project or a business that will make enough money to pay you back — hopefully with interest. Banks do it, right? And it seems like a decent way to fund promising green technology like solar power. Or you’d think so, anyway. Banks will fund huge commercial solar projects, but when it comes to community-level solar installation, they won’t touch it, says Billy Parish, president of Solar Mosaic , a Berkeley, Calif.-based company that seeds local solar projects. “When we were first getting started, we went looking for funding from banks,” he says. “Wells Fargo told us, ‘Come back to us when you have a book...

Full article: http://grist.org/business-technology/people-power-crowdfu...

Tweets

Solar Power Just Might Save the Greek Economy: However, there is another way out of Greece's economic woes: incr...

Solar Power Just Might Save the Greek Economy: ...

care2.com 12 Apr '12, 3am

Greece needs to boost its economy. Back in February, Greece caved in to pressure from the EU to cut 15,000 public sector j...

Is this the dawn of dark days for solar power?

Is this the dawn of dark days for solar power?

greenbiz.com 10 Apr '12, 11am

Germany, once the world's leading market for solar power, is pulling back its subsidies. Q Cells, once the world's largest...

National Solar Power Orders Several Million(!) ...

greenbuildingelements.com 11 Apr '12, 7pm

A writer, producer and director, Meyers is editor and site director of Green Building Elements, a contributor to Clean Tec...

Solar: Leasing vs. Buying - - Solar Feeds via @solarfeeds

Solar: Leasing vs. Buying - - Solar Feeds via @...

solarfeeds.com 16 Apr '12, 1am

Due to habit, people don’t want to pay $15,000 for electricity for the next 20 years. That’s because, as much as it’s clea...

Solar Power to Light Up North Central New Mexico: By Standard Solar | 2012-04-12 13:55:38.0 Amalia, NM Kit Carso...

Solar Power to Light Up North Central New Mexic...

renewableenergyworld.com 12 Apr '12, 6pm

“This project represents a unique collaboration between entities that, while very different, have common goals,” said Luis...

Great program... Support @Starbucks month of se...

starbucks.com 13 Apr '12, 5pm

This prefessional kitchen is a satellite of the Houston Food Bank. This location is responsible for the production of appr...

Clean Energy Crowdfunding — Crowdfunding Wind & Solar Projects in the UK

Clean Energy Crowdfunding — Crowdfunding Wind &...

cleantechnica.com 23 Apr '12, 2pm

The platform is aimed at individuals who are unable to install their own onsite wind turbines or solar panels but want to ...

New Solar Panel Kit Could Make Solar Power Easier for Homeowners

New Solar Panel Kit Could Make Solar Power Easi...

justluxe.com 10 Apr '12, 4pm

Lifestyle New Solar Panel Kit Could Make Solar Power Easier for Homeowners By: Kriss | Posted on April 10, 2012 | 0 Commen...

Kendra Wilkinson promotes sex - Celebrity Gossi...

sfluxe.com 12 Apr '12, 9am

Kendra Wilkinson promotes sex Los Angeles |Thursday, 2012 1:35:05 AM IST Former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson says that p...

Mexico

Mexico

ecopreneurist.com 12 Apr '12, 2am

SolFocus announced the launch of Mexico’s first 50 MW solar power plant in Baja California, a joint project between Mexico...

Seven Days of Solar 4-1-12: Concentrating Solar...

green-energy-news.com 15 Apr '12, 2pm

--- National Solar Power Partners has reached a major milestone in its plans to build solar energy facilities totaling 700...

Enbridge acquires 50MW Nevada solar project fro...

semiconductor-today.com 10 Apr '12, 5am

First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA, which makes thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules based on cadmium telluride (CdTe), says...

Colorado Walmarts Install Solar Panels

Colorado Walmarts Install Solar Panels

getsolar.com 11 Apr '12, 10pm

Colorado Walmarts Install Solar Panels Wednesday, April 11th 2012 4:48 PM By GetSolar Staff. Walmart recently expanded its...

Solar power company withdraws offering

solardaily.com 14 Apr '12, 1am

U.S. solar power company BrightSource Energy withdrew its initial public offering this week, saying tough market condition...

Solar = Money for You

cleantechnica.com 21 Apr '12, 11am

I was scanning through my shares on Facebook lately and thinking about what a ‘normal’ (non-cleantech-obsessed) person mig...